As more GYNs specialize in minimally invasive surgery and IVF, what does the future hold for the role of reproductive endocrinologists providing IVF treatment?

The costs of fertility treatments like IVF can be significant, and it’s essential that patients play an active role in their treatment process. Patients who are lumped into one bucket by big-box surgery centers may end up feeling tremendous disappointment and frustration at failed fertility treatments, which is why individualized reproductive care should matter to patients.

In the inaugural episode, Steven R. Lindheim, M.D., M.M.M., professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology and the program director of the Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility program at Wright State University, joins host Mark P. Trolice, M.D., to discuss all things fertility from endometriosis treatment, IVF, and preserving diminishing ovarian reserve, to hydrosalpinx (blocked fallopian tubes), large fibroids (benign tumors), and treating specific pelvic anomalies.

Tune in to discover:

  • Why treating each patient as a unique case is critical to treatment success
  • The importance of rigorous training, experience, and skills of reproductive infertility specialists
  • How to determine the best course of treatment for moderate to severe endometriosis
  • The impact larger fibroids have on potential pregnancy and fertility treatment
  • The future role of reproductive endocrinologists

About Steven R. Lindheim, MD, MMM

Steven R. Lindheim, M.D., M.M.M., is professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology and the program director of the Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility program at Wright State University, Boonshoft School of Medicine. He graduated from Temple School of Medicine and was a resident at Pennsylvania Hospital in Philadelphia. Dr. Lindheim completed a fellowship in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility at the University of Southern California, and is currently board certified in both Ob/Gyn and Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility. He received his masters in medical management at Tulane Tropical School of Medicine.

He has most recently served as a faculty member at the University of Cincinnati. Dr. Lindheim has a significant interest in In vitro fertilization, oocyte donation, embryo donation, reproductive ethics, operative laparoscopy, and hysteroscopy. He is a well-recognized expert in the field of assisted reproduction and has over 100 scientific publications. His research focuses upon in-vitro fertilization, PCOS, and endometriosis integrating with translational genomics and secretomics.

About Mark P. Trolice, M.D.

Mark P. Trolice, M.D., FACOG, FACS, FACE is Director of Fertility CARE: The IVF Center in Winter Park, Florida and Associate Professor of Obstetrics & Gynecology (OB/GYN) at the University of Central Florida College of Medicine in Orlando responsible for the medical education of OB/GYN residents and medical students as well as Medical Endocrinology fellows. He is past President of the Florida Society of Reproductive Endocrinology & Infertility (REI) and past Division Director of REI at Winnie Palmer Hospital, part of Orlando Health.

He is double Board-certified in REI and OB/GYN, maintains annual recertification, and has been awarded the American Medical Association’s “Physicians’ Recognition Award” annually. He holds the unique distinction of being a Fellow in all three American Colleges of OB/GYN, of Surgeons, and of Endocrinology. His colleagues select him as Top Doctor in America® annually, one among the top 5% of doctors in the U.S. In 2018, he was awarded the “Social Responsibility Award” by the National Polycystic Ovary Syndrome Association. For ten years his foundation, Fertile Dreams, organized seminars to increase fertility awareness and granted national scholarships for those unable to afford in vitro fertilization (IVF) treatment.

Dr. Trolice serves on committees for the American Society for Reproductive Medicine and the Society for Assisted Reproductive Technology as well as the editorial advisory board of Ob.Gyn.News. He has conducted scientific studies with resultant numerous publications and been appointed a reviewer in many leading medical journals and textbooks. He has lectured at numerous physician and patient seminars around the country. In addition, he is interviewed regularly on TV news/talk shows, radio, podcasts, print/online magazines and newspapers on reproductive health topics. His current book is on the Infertility journey to be published by Harvard Common Press in mid-2019.